It’s time for Silicon Valley to start buying electric commuter buses

January 14, 2020 by  
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Many big Bay Area companies such as Facebook and Genentech use large fleets of private commuter buses. This year more of these vehicles will run on batteries.

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BMW Unveils i3 and i8 Concepts

August 9, 2011 by  
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BMW has released a series of videos to unveil the first two cars in their “i” series of electric vehicles:  the i3 and the i8.  Both are still very much concepts, but the videos give us a good look at what BMW has in store for this line of vehicles. Both vehicles feature carbon fiber construction and sleek, futuristic styling (note the use of clear carbon fiber panels on both vehicles) and are scheduled for a 2013 release. The i3 is a four-door, compact city car, formerly going by the name of Megacity , that will be the automaker’s first series-produced all-electric vehicle.  It will be 700 lb. lighter than the Nissan LEAF and have 170 hp — 63 hp more than the LEAF. The i8 is the two-door, all-wheel drive, plug-in hybrid sports car that was formerly the Vision .  The i8 will have a combined output of 349 hp, will go from 0 – 60 mph in 4.6 seconds, have a top speed of 155 mph and get about 80 mpg. Check out the video above or watch all the new videos on these vehicles here .

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Cosmic Rays May Have Driven Toyota Vehicles Crazy

March 29, 2010 by  
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More than 8 million Toyota and Lexus vehicles have been recalled worldwide ( including the 2010 Prius ), and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has linked at least 52 deaths to unexpected acceleration in these vehicles. Although floormats and gas pedals have been blamed, no one has yet been able to pinpoint the root of this deadly and costly problem. Federal regulators are now loo..

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Earth Hour Exposes Mindless Waste; Some Lights Should Stay Out.

March 29, 2010 by  
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If Earth Hour does one thing well, it shows how foolish we are for the other hours when the lights are on. Ecorazzi has a slide show of before and during Earth Hour comparisons, and most are like the one above of Las Vegas, where you can only wonder, why do they have lights shining onto the hotels in the first place

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Postal Service Could Get $2 Billion To Electrify 20,000 Vehicles

January 28, 2010 by  
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The United States Postal service is the second largest civilian employer in the country, after Wal-Mart. Over 650,000 are employed by the USPS, which utilizes some 260,000 vehicles. While 43,000 of these vehicles run on E85 fuel, they still manage to get an average of just 9 mpg.

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East Coast Could Get A Hydrogen Highway

January 28, 2010 by  
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It has been awhile since we talked about hydrogen cars.

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